Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
He maimai aroha: Matua Rawiri Wharemate, an advocate for tamariki well-being
30 June 2021
The University of Auckland laments the loss of Kaumātua David Rawiri Wharemate (Ngāti Wai. Ngāti Moerewa, Ngāpuhi) who passed away surrounded by his loving whānau.
Judges wowed by long-serving professor’s qualities of ingenuity, humility, generosity
29 June 2021
Professor Bruce Arroll, GP and general practice founder, academic, family man, innovator, proponent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and award winner, has plenty more gas in the tank.
‘Asian’ label hides health inequalities among school students
28 June 2021
From poverty to mental distress, new research shows how Asian high-school students fare.
Why primary healthcare should be free
26 June 2021
Opinion: The high cost of a GP visit means hospital A&Es are often overwhelmed. Collin Tukuitonga and Grace Shaw make the case for free primary health care.
How a virtual placenta could help with early detection of at-risk babies
23 June 2021
Opinion: The placenta is the cause of problems in 1 in 10 pregnancies—but it's one of the least studied organs. Associate Professors Jo James and Alys Clark explain how a virtual placenta is helping them pick up at-risk pregnancies.
Children’s screen time and the impact on cognitive development
15 June 2021
New research sheds light on how Kiwi pre-schoolers’ use of screen media may affect the development of executive functions, such as inhibitory control which helps children to manage their impulses and behaviour.
Research now backs routinely offering pregnant women the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine
10 June 2021
Opinion: Obstetrician Dr Michelle Wise comments on an update in vaccination advice for pregnant women.
Sir Bill, Dame Judy: honours list recognises FMHS leaders
9 June 2021
The Queen’s Birthday Honours list was not short on recognition for leaders from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including Sir Bill Denny and Dame Judy Kilpatrick.
Bill Denny becomes Knight Companion
8 June 2021
Distinguished Professor Bill Denny has been named a Knight Companion in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Diabetes breakthrough may help millions avoid unneeded meds
3 June 2021
Millions of diabetes patients may avoid unneeded medication thanks to research led by a University of Auckland epidemiologist and published in top journal The Lancet.
Housing deprivation for school kids revealed by Youth19 survey
2 June 2021
Housing deprivation is common among New Zealand secondary school students, according to a large-scale survey.
Malvindar Singh-Bains: hunting for a cure for hereditary brain disease
1 June 2021
Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains from the Centre for Brain Research would like greater awareness of how the hereditary brain disease Huntington’s affects families.